An Extraordinary Time

An Extraordinary Time

In An Extraordinary Time, Marc Levinson investigates how the oil crisis of the 1970s marked a radical turning point in global economics: and paved the way for the political and financial troubles of the present.

Author: Marc Levinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473537903

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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A Washington Post and Strategy+Business Book of the Year. Stagnant wages. Feeble growth figures. An angry, disillusioned public. The early 1970s witnessed the arrival of the problems that define the twenty-first century. In An Extraordinary Time, Marc Levinson investigates how the oil crisis of the 1970s marked a radical turning point in global economics: and paved the way for the political and financial troubles of the present. Tracing the remarkable transformation of the global economy in the years after World War II, Levinson explores how decades of spectacular economic growth ended almost overnight – giving way to an era of uncertainty and political extremism that we are still grappling with. Above all, Levinson shows that we must understand the economic disaster of the 1970s if we want to overcome the problems we face today. By focusing on a pivotal but often overlooked moment in the twentieth century, An Extraordinary Time offers a crucial and timely reappraisal of our age. ‘A smoothly written account of the US and the world economy during the 1970s.’ Wall Street Journal ‘A valuable antidote to all passionately held economic ideologies.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘Provocative . . . Levinson reminds us how mesmerising the post-war boom really was.’ Washington Post ‘Lucid, well-paced, and entwined with vivid sketches of economists, central bankers, and politicians.’ Publishers Weekly
Categories: Business & Economics

Hoover

Hoover

Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times is the epic, poignant story of the deprived boy who, through force of will, made himself the most accomplished figure in the land, and who experienced a range of achievements and failures ...

Author: Kenneth Whyte

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781524732462

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

View: 931

"An exemplary biography—exhaustively researched, fair-minded and easy to read. It can nestle on the same shelf as David McCullough’s Truman, a high compliment indeed." —The Wall Street Journal The definitive biography of Herbert Hoover, one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century—a wholly original account that will forever change the way Americans understand the man, his presidency, his battle against the Great Depression, and their own history. An impoverished orphan who built a fortune. A great humanitarian. A president elected in a landslide and then resoundingly defeated four years later. Arguably the father of both New Deal liberalism and modern conservatism, Herbert Hoover lived one of the most extraordinary American lives of the twentieth century. Yet however astonishing, his accomplishments are often eclipsed by the perception that Hoover was inept and heartless in the face of the Great Depression. Now, Kenneth Whyte vividly recreates Hoover’s rich and dramatic life in all its complex glory. He follows Hoover through his Iowa boyhood, his cutthroat business career, his brilliant rescue of millions of lives during World War I and the 1927 Mississippi floods, his misconstrued presidency, his defeat at the hands of a ruthless Franklin Roosevelt, his devastating years in the political wilderness, his return to grace as Truman's emissary to help European refugees after World War II, and his final vindication in the days of Kennedy's "New Frontier." Ultimately, Whyte brings to light Hoover’s complexities and contradictions—his modesty and ambition, his ruthlessness and extreme generosity—as well as his profound political legacy. Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times is the epic, poignant story of the deprived boy who, through force of will, made himself the most accomplished figure in the land, and who experienced a range of achievements and failures unmatched by any American of his, or perhaps any, era. Here, for the first time, is the definitive biography that fully captures the colossal scale of Hoover’s momentous life and volatile times.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Extraordinary Times

Extraordinary Times

Yet it is the life of many as President Lincoln calls up Northern troops to keep Union together and the South prepares to defend their homes. Henry Harris cannot deny the call of duty. He puts on the Union blue and marches South to War.

Author: Norma Harris

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456728281

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 484

View: 417

1861 - 1866 It should not be. Young men marching off to war. Mothers and fathers left behind to worry. Sisters packing boxes of mittens, scarves and pies to send to their brothers on the fields. Young women with hopes of marriage and homes of their own left to wait and wonder if their dreams will ever come true. Yet it is the life of many as President Lincoln calls up Northern troops to keep Union together and the South prepares to defend their homes. Henry Harris cannot deny the call of duty. He puts on the Union blue and marches South to War. His family and beloved Olivia are left behind. Overnight, it seems, everything changes. Olivia cannot accept Henry's choice of duty over his love for her. Father is left to worry for his son's safety. Sister Sarah puts on a brave face, packs boxes full of good things, and tries her best to be an anchor as the waves of War wash over their lives. Henry must do his duty. As the years rush by, the South is destroyed and the North receives a battered victory. Letters from Henry are the only line connecting him to the changing lives of his family back home. But are those letters enough to protect the hearts of the ones he loves? Or will the many miles and long days of separation destroy all hopes and dreams?
Categories: Family & Relationships

Covid 19

Covid 19

This book is above all a glimpse, a snapshot of some astonishing human history. Covid 19: An Extraordinary Time is the first book in a series of creative responses to the 2020 pandemic.

Author: Multiple

Publisher:

ISBN: 1910542725

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 554

A response by writers to the Covid19 pandemic in 2020, this collection is of work by writers we have published before and whom we trust, and their trusted colleagues. When disasters strike writers respond and react in words. They share with us their hopes and fears. They describe and rationalise. This volume contains pieces of fiction, flash fiction, script, poetry, memoir and some texts which cannot easily be categorised. There is a loose chronology here - the texts are listed by the order in which they were written and/or by the times to which they refer. There are messages of hope, cries of despair and acts of kindness. This book is above all a glimpse, a snapshot of some astonishing human history. Covid 19: An Extraordinary Time is the first book in a series of creative responses to the 2020 pandemic.
Categories: Fiction

Rudy and Joey Ordinary Children in an Extraordinary Time

Rudy and Joey  Ordinary Children in an Extraordinary Time

By the time he was ten, he could bench-press his own weight, ninety pounds. For
some reason, he didn't want to play team sports though. The football coach
always spoke to Joey about trying out for football. Joey just replied that he was
too ...

Author: Joe Powers

Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781633385023

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

View: 777

“Joey Grex” is about Joey, who, like the many volunteers in a small community, just does what needs to be done. With him, it is for a different reason. All he wants is to challenge his enemy—fire! He is a young member of the volunteer fire department in his small town. His ambition lies with a larger department with more equipment and larger fires though. Is he successful? As you read his story, perhaps you will ask him. I hope you like the answer he provides. &n
Categories: Fiction

Extraordinary Times Extraordinary Beings

Extraordinary Times  Extraordinary Beings

Wayne Peterson, a former American diplomat and director of the Fulbright Scholarship program, tells the story of his own extraordinary encounters with Maitreya, and why Maitreya has returned.

Author: Wayne S. Peterson

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612833019

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

View: 946

All major religions of the world are expecting him. Christians know him as the Christ. Jews are still awaiting the Messiah. Hindus anticipate the coming of Krishna. Muslims are expecting the Imam Mahdi. And Buddhists call him the Fifth (Maitreya) Buddha. The names are all different, but many believe they all refer to the same person: a world Teacher who is among us now, and is called Maitreya. But he does not come as a religious leader. He is here as a guide for people of all religions, all countries, all societies. In this age of crisis, he is here to inspire all of us to put down the sword of religious, social, and economic strife, and to seek justice based on sharing and global cooperation of the human family. His message is that of all great teachers of the ageless wisdom: peace, love, the golden rule. Some very prominent world leaders and celebrities, and many others, are aware of Maitreya's reappearance, but are not yet prepared to go public due to the possible effect on their professional reputations/ however, many believe that it's just a matter of time before everyone will recognize that the world teacher is back, living among us. Wayne Peterson, a former American diplomat and director of the Fulbright Scholarship program, tells the story of his own extraordinary encounters with Maitreya, and why Maitreya has returned. It is a story of strange, fascinating events and penetrating wisdom and an inspirational message of hope for the future. It is a story that deals with nothing less than humanity's opportunity to redefine its institutions and beliefs based on the ancient wisdom common to all traditions. Above all, it is a story, both personal and planetary, of love, and of those extraordinary spiritual beings who embody it to the world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Cold Courage

Cold Courage

This is the story of Harry McNish and although set in a different era, continues the ARGUS series and a homage to those brave men and women who go to extraordinary lengths to achieve their goals.

Author: Willy Mitchell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532090301

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 366

Cold Courage relates back to Willy Mitchell's grandfathers meeting with Harry McNish in Wellington, New Zealand and in exchange for a hot meal and a pint or two, he told his story of The Endurance. Flipping through the London Times, McNish had come across a classified advertisement for the crew to join a ship's journey to the Antarctic and on to the South Pole. It warned of low wages and high danger and at forty, he decided that he wanted a taste of adventure and set off to London to meet the rest of the newly recruited crew. On 6th August 1914, The Endurance set sail from Plymouth, England on its way to Buenos Aires, Argentina and meet with the entire 28-man crew. This is a tale of the great age of exploration and the extraordinary journey that these men endured, not only in Antarctica but upon their return to England amidst the Great War and their legendary lives thereafter. This is the story of Harry McNish and although set in a different era, continues the ARGUS series and a homage to those brave men and women who go to extraordinary lengths to achieve their goals.
Categories: Fiction

Everyday Stalinism

Everyday Stalinism

Focusing on urban areas in the 1930s, this college professor illuminates the ways that Soviet city-dwellers coped with this world, examining such diverse activities as shopping, landing a job, and other acts.

Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195050002

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 604

Focusing on urban areas in the 1930s, this college professor illuminates the ways that Soviet city-dwellers coped with this world, examining such diverse activities as shopping, landing a job, and other acts.
Categories: Music

Extraordinary Time

Extraordinary Time

Extraordinary Time appeals to people who have suffered serious illness or traumatic loss and are seeking a hopeful approach to healing from trauma, pain, and grief.

Author: Laura Dunham

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532645945

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 557

Extraordinary Time appeals to people who have suffered serious illness or traumatic loss and are seeking a hopeful approach to healing from trauma, pain, and grief. The author recounts her harrowing one-year experience with cancer and its aftermath, the death of her spouse, and a major life transition. Extraordinary Time illustrates how a person faces significant life changes with courage and recovers through drawing on the wellsprings of faith, the love and support of community, and the full resources of the Christian spiritual tradition, including the mystics and Communion of Saints. The great themes of suffering, healing, death, and the afterlife are explored from a spiritual teacher’s deeply formed angle of vision through which a wide range of readers will find encouragement, consolation, and inspiration for dealing with their own extraordinary times.
Categories: Religion

Extraordinary People in Extraordinary Times

Extraordinary People in Extraordinary Times

Dozens of unsung heroes and unusual characters, from the first woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor to the black man who broke precedence to fire a gun during the attack on Pearl Harbor, take center stage in this intriguing ...

Author: Patrick M. Mendoza

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1563086115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 142

View: 654

Dozens of unsung heroes and unusual characters, from the first woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor to the black man who broke precedence to fire a gun during the attack on Pearl Harbor, take center stage in this intriguing work. Little-known facts about well-known personalities are included.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times

Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times

"--Alfred Stepan, Columbia University "Lucid and compelling, this book will change the way in which comparative politics conceives of the polarization of politics associated with the failure of democracy.

Author: Nancy G. Bermeo

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691089701

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 592

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Categories: Political Science

ORDINARY KID IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES

ORDINARY KID IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES

In a time when everything feels different and scary, an ordinary child must learn how to navigate the world in the midst of a global pandemic.

Author: ROZ. LIBERMAN

Publisher:

ISBN: 1612544991

Category:

Page:

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In a time when everything feels different and scary, an ordinary child must learn how to navigate the world in the midst of a global pandemic. But even though times are tough, she learns that if we make sure to support one another as a family and a community, we can get through anything-together.
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Our Call to Extraordinary Ministry in Extraordinary Times

Our Call to Extraordinary Ministry in Extraordinary Times

Different parts of this book came at different times over the past three years, like pieces of a puzzle which eventually formed an extraordinary picture. This book describes that picture.

Author: Randy Fisk

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692464395

Category:

Page: 116

View: 593

The Lord has been speaking about an extraordinary time coming: a shaking concurrent with what can best be described as a tsunami of His Spirit. Different parts of this book came at different times over the past three years, like pieces of a puzzle which eventually formed an extraordinary picture. This book describes that picture. It is both prophetic and practical, with an urgent call to know our identity in God, bring His Kingdom, carry His authority, be tenacious in the face of warfare, be people of His presence, become fluent in the way He speaks, and be mirrors of His heart. These undergird a new reformation which is coming. Surprisingly, some of these also undergirded the first reformation almost exactly 500 years ago. It's time to get ready.
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Extraordinary Women Extraordinary Times

Extraordinary Women  Extraordinary Times

"The book reveals personal accounts, many being told to us for the first time, of courage, survival and endurance.

Author: Sherry J Pringle

Publisher:

ISBN: 0888876076

Category: Women and war

Page:

View: 241

Categories: Women and war

Translation of the Law of Civil Procedure for Cuba and Porto Rico with Annotations Explanatory Notes and Amendments Made Since the American Occupation

Translation of the Law of Civil Procedure for Cuba and Porto Rico  with Annotations  Explanatory Notes  and Amendments Made Since the American Occupation

In order that the extraordinary period may be granted , it is necessary : 1. That it
be requested within the three days following that on which notice of the ruling is
served which orders that evidence be taken . 2. That the acts , evidence of which
is ...

Author: Cuba

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02053443W

Category: Civil procedure

Page: 544

View: 779

Categories: Civil procedure

Divine Influence the True Spring of the Extraordinary Work at Cambuslang and Other Places in the West of Scotland Illustrated in a Letter from Mr Alexander Webster to a Gentleman in the Country The Second Edition with a Preface and Several Additions in Answer to the Reverend Mr Fisher s Review c

Divine Influence the True Spring of the Extraordinary Work at Cambuslang and Other Places in the West of Scotland  Illustrated in a Letter from Mr  Alexander Webster     to a Gentleman in the Country  The Second Edition  with a Preface  and Several Additions  in Answer to the Reverend Mr  Fisher s Review   c

When the Gospel was flourishing in the Church of Ireland by the Ministry of «
fome eminent Servants of Christ , who were labouring there “ fome Ycars before
the Rebellion , and a most extraordinary Time of the Power of the Spirit following
the ...

Author: Alexander Webster (Minister of the Tolbooth Church, Edinburgh.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024970308

Category:

Page: 64

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Ordinary Men for Extraordinary Times

Ordinary Men for Extraordinary Times

The times we live in require that we be prepared for action and living lives that point to Jesus Christ.

Author: Ric Hazel

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1543156053

Category:

Page: 30

View: 901

The times we live in require that we be prepared for action and living lives that point to Jesus Christ. This battle we are in isn't about sticking it to the liberals...it is about dealing with the sin in my own life, building His kingdom, and bringing glory to His name. Embark upon this 8 week Bible study and take up the challenge to grow and become imitators of the One who rescues us from darkness.
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Living Dangerously

Living Dangerously

Covering subjects including Belief, Responsibility, Relationships, Doing Good and the Power of Consciousness, this is a book that offers real insight into leading a more spiritual life now.

Author: Osho,

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 9781786781246

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 616

Osho is one of the best-known spiritual teachers of our time. The Sunday Times named him one of the '1,000 makers of the twentieth century'; the novelist Tom Robbins has called him 'the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ'. Nearly two decades after his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to grow, reaching seekers around the world. This inspiring compendium of spiritual wisdom and insight offers a way for everyone to access the enlightening message of the Buddha as Osho offers his unique take on his teachings, with a wisdom and wit that make it a wonderful read. When you engage with Osho's writing, you feel as if he is speaking to you. His conversational style is fluid and engaging, and while his acute perception often comes as a delight and a surprise, his shrewd insights will stay with you always. Whether he is discussing a complex philosophy, or the teachings of a great mystic, Osho always approaches the subject with his own distinctively irreverent, thought-provoking and inspiring perspectives. Covering subjects including Belief, Responsibility, Relationships, Doing Good and the Power of Consciousness, this is a book that offers real insight into leading a more spiritual life now.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit